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Hebe 'Temptation'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Cultivar name: Hebe 'Temptation'

Hebe Temptation is a cultivar from Lowaters Nursery in England. It will obtain a height 45-60 cm and a width of 45-60 cm. It has glossy olive green leaves about 3.3cm long and 1 cm wide. The young leaves have a reddish margin (see photo)..
From summer through to winter It has small mauve pink flowers on small 4.5 cm racemes. The lower flowers on the spike turns white with age. It grows in full sun or partial shade. Young leaves can have a reddish margin.

   

Flowering mid December


Flowering early December.


Photo taken mid January.


A young plant.

Young leaves can have a reddish margin